Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps
It's time again to start planning your summer camps registration. Selecting the right summer camp and activity can be a daunting task.
Calgary offers a large variety of supervised summer camps. Some of these provide specialized activities such as performing arts, technology, science, sports, outdoor adventures, music and more. Several of these organisations are city wide while others are administered at a local community level. Summer camps can further your Childs educational or cultural development. Summer camps may allow children to step out and do things they never thought possible in a safe and nurturing environment. Visit our Calgary Summer Camps page for a detailed list of summer camp providers.
March Community Association Membership Awareness Month
Did you know there are more than 20,000 volunteers in the community association movement in Calgary? It’s the LARGEST collective volunteer movement in the city! There are also more than 156,000 Calgarians who are members of their community association. Be part of it!
The Federation of Calgary Communities is proud to once again announce that March is Community Association Membership Awareness Month, proclaimed by Mayor Naheed Nenshi. We encourage you to take a few minutes this month to find out what your community association can do for you! It’s easy and you’d be surprised at the many benefits and options available to you as a resident.
Visit the Federation of Calgary Communities web site for more information.
Calgary Earth Hour March 25th
Earth Hour is a global initiative to raise awareness about how energy use contributes to climate change and how we can reduce our impact. Take part in Earth Hour by turning off your lights and electronics and attending Calgary Unplugged, a free outdoor event for the whole family. Join the city in celebrating Earth Hour at Olympic Plaza. It's a family friendly event with hot chocolate, live music, story tellers, games, and an LED light lantern parade!.
The City of Calgary turns off all non essential lights for Earth Hour at Olympuc Plaza and the following locations: The Municipal Building, City Hall, Calgary Public Building and the Manchester Centre Building.
Visit the Calgary Earth Hour Web Site for more information and locations.
Youth Employment Annual Hiring Fair March 28th
The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre is hosting its 19th Annual Youth Hiring Fair at the Big Four building on the Stampede Grounds. Over 80 employers are expected to be in attendance to recruit for over 5,000 part-time, full-time, seasonal and career opportunities.
Free admission, Ages 15-24. Bring your résumé and get an interview. Visit the Youth Employment Centre web site for more information.
Aggie Days April 8th to April 9th
Take a trip to the farm and never leave the city... that's what you and your family can do on Saturday and Sunday April 8th and 9th at BMO Centre on Stampede Park. There will be baby goats, piglets, chicks, calves, bees, sheep and friendly horses to visit. And there will be so much to do, you won't know where to start - rope making, seed planting, grain grinding, watching cows get milked or sheep get shorn and of course you'll be able to make friends with the animals and the farmers who brought them here! Its all free, all day from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Enjoy many interactive agriculture activities including cow milking, sheep shearing, livestock auctioneering, the amazing corn maze, and much more! And of course you will be able to meet a wide variety of farm animals from huge draft horse to tiny chicks that are just a few days old. Come learn where your food comes from and enjoy going to the farm yet never leave the city. Visit the Calgary Aggie Days web site for more information.
Good Friday April 14th
Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.
Good Friday information by Wikipedia.
National Service Dogs Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs & Kids April 14th
Join us for a fun filled morning of hunting for treat filled eggs with your furry family member, and help us raise funds for children impacted by autism and individuals with PTSD to receive their service dogs.
In 1996, National Service Dogs pioneered the program of breeding, training and placing Certified Service Dogs with children with autism. Over the last 16 years, NSD has graduated over 300 Certified Service Dog Teams, helped many service dog organizations around the world start their own autism programs, and has started two new programs: the Skilled Companion Dog Program and the Companion Dog Program.
Visit the National Service Dogs web site for more information and locations.
Ujamaa Grandmas Giant Fabric and Yarn Sale April 21st to 22nd
Annual sale to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation's work in Africa. Fabric, yarn, books and patterns, sewing and craft supplies. Donations welcome on April 19 and 20. See web site for details. UJAMAA GRANDMAS works, as part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Our Founders started small but had big ambitions and our contributions continue to grow each year and with each event. Visit the Ujamaa Grandmas web site for more information and locations.
Calgary Mural Competition Saturday April 22nd
Celebrate Alberta Wilderness with the 2017 Calgary Tower murals! Each year the variety and quality of the artwork produced has been impressive: “The dull, grey interior of the tower is gradually being transformed into the tallest art gallery in the west.” The competition 's theme is Alberta Native Species in its Habitat. Murals featured an Alberta native species in its habitat. No specific style requirements are defined.
Margaret Main, the mural painting competition coordinator, says that each year the variety and quality of the artwork produced has been impressive: “The dull, grey interior of the tower is gradually being transformed into the tallest art gallery in the west.”
Visit the Climb For Wilderness web site for more information.
Annual Climb and Run for Wilderness April 22nd
The Climb and Run for Wilderness is a premiere community event celebrating Earth Day. It is suited to folks of any age from babies in backpacks to 93 year olds and attracts participants from across North America. Last year more than 1,500 registered participants and in addition many more accompanying parents and supporters attended. The Climb and Run for Wilderness is a family oriented athletic event which includes major additional components of education about the environment and the creation of public art. A family day, a corporate challenge day, a fun time, and a serious opportunity to test one’s personal best are all combined in this Earth Day event.
Visit the Climb and Run for Wilderness for more information.
Calgary Super Train April 22nd and 23rdth
Calgary Model Railway Society presents Canada's biggest and best Model Train Show. Over 60,000 square feet of operating model train layouts, garden railroads, Lego and Thomas Children's Play Area, ride-on trains, museum displays, model manufacturers, clinics and live demonstrations, railroad artists, photo displays, hobby dealers, collectables, and more.
Visit the Calgary Super Train web site for more information.
Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show April 22nd and 23rd
Acadia Vintage Retro and Antiques Show APRIL 22 and 23, 2017 at the Acadia Recreation Complex 240 - 90TH Avenue SE Calgary. On behalf of the show management and Canada’s leading Antique experts we welcome residents and visitors from across Calgary and surrounding areas to the Acadia Vintage Retro & Antiques Show which offers very easy access off McLeod Trail in South East Calgary with lots of free parking. The Show is open to the public on April 26 & 27 Saturday 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Get your Antiquing FIX... an Eclectic Array for some serious Rummaging! Top pickers and Dealers from across Canada offering very special inventory. Deluxe Antiques & Vintage Bargains. Fresh finds not seen before! Something for everyone. This is the Antique Show to attend. Adults $6.00 at the door Children 13 & under FREE with an adult Admission ATM • & Snack Bar • Wheelchair Accessible FREE PARKING LOCATION Acadia Recreation Complex 240 - 90TH Avenue SE Calgary AB T2J 6P6 403 255 1252 Antiques Identification Clinic Find out more about your own heirloom. The Identification clinic will feature Peter Blundell, CPA, a fully accredited member of the Canadian Association of Personal Property Appraisers, author and lecturer on antiques.
Visit the Antiques By Design web site for more information.
International Dark Sky Week April 22nd to 28th
The Milky Way galaxy is hidden in the glow of city lights, as are thousands of stars. As amateur astronomers, we know the universe that awaits us overhead when the skies are truly dark, but that's true only for a few of us. That's why International Dark Sky Week is so important for spreading the word beyond the amateur community and into general public discussion. Started in 2003 by amateur Jennifer Barlow when she was just 15 years old, this week of activities focuses on preserving starry nights, and now it has expanded to a worldwide effort. The International Dark Sky Association features daily themes to educate the public on the effects of light pollution and what we can do about it. The "public" that we're educating includes our children, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren too. Even very young children pay more attention than we might realize to just about everything around them.
Light pollution puts animals and entire ecosystems at risk and it also has ill effects on human health. We'll all benift from seeing nature as it is and we need to stop trying to change the natural world to fit our needs. Visit the International Dark Sky web site for more information.
Alberta Bike Swap May 6th
A one day non-profit Bike Buy and Sell event. City Centre Parkade 340 – 10 Ave SW. All bike are tech-checked, and their serial numbers are recorded. Half the profit from the swaps go back to the community to fund safe cycling, the other half stays in the bank to continue funding the swaps. Alberta Bike swap Ltd. is a registered non-profit and funded out of lint-lined pockets to get more people on bikes. We’re Chris and Laura and dozens of volunteers, who believe enough in building the cycling community enough to break a sweat putting on events like this. Every bike at the swaps helps us do the right thing. Sell, buy, or donate a bike, please.
Visit the Alberta Bike Swap web site for more information.
Calgary Pathway and River Cleanup May 7th
The Pathway and River Cleanup event takes place in May each year with thousands of volunteers sharing the common goal of removing litter that accumulates along the riverbanks over the winter months.
Over 2900 volunteers, including City staff volunteers, will be donating their time at this year's event. Volunteers will cover approximately 200 km of pathway. While volunteers are picking up litter, City staff volunteer their time to collect the garbage and drive it to one of four designated dump sites. The garbage is weighed and properly disposed of by The City’s Waste and Recycling Services.
Visit the Calgary pathway and river cleanup web site for more information and registration information.
Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show May 5th to May 7th
Event will be hald at Cardel Place (Vivo). The show features almost 20,000 square feet of heaven for anyone interested in rocks, jewelry, gemstones, fossils and precious metals. Show Cases, Demonstrations, 30 dealers (many new), Silent Auction Crystals, Gemstones, Mineral & Fossil specimens, Beads and Beading supplies, Books, Equipment and Tools, Gift Items, Rough Rock and Rock Slices, Jewellery, Rings, Necklaces and Jewellery Findings, Gold Panning, Kids Area, "How to" Demonstrations.
Visit the Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club web site for more information.
Calgary International Children’s Festival May 24th - 27th
The Calgary International Children’s Festival is a dynamic performing arts festival that presents critically acclaimed professional theatre, music and dance for young audiences. Since its inception in 1987, the Festival has grown to become an international leader in arts presentation with productions tailored from the very young to 16 years of age. Our success revolves around the respect we have for young people. We treat them as an audience in their own right, worthy of access to the best of professional creative talent the world has to offer.
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day.
Visit the Calgary International Children’s Festival for more information.
Neighbour Day Saturday, June 17
Held on the third Saturday of June, Neighbour Day is a time for Calgarians to celebrate our neighbourliness and strong community spirit by organizing community events such as front yard barbecues, garden parties, picnics, clean-ups or afternoon teas in a local park. Make Neighbour Day the day you get to know your neighbours! Share your experience with us by visiting the City of Calgary Neighbour Day web site.
Reach out to your neighbours to help plan your event. Together, determine the type of event you want to have. This could include hosting a block party, organizing a picnic at your local park or lending a helping hand to tidy up a local green space. You decide.